The level of blood glucose plays a vital role in health assessment and prevention of diseases. They say ‘prevention is better than cure’; having your sugar levels at the optimal range is highly significant for leading a healthy active living. If you would like to know about your blood glucose levels accurately, then check out the following useful techs.
1. FREESTYLE LIBRE:
Freestyle Libre has a small sensor patch that must be kept on the arm for about 14 days. The developer of FreeStyle Libre is Abbot Diabetes Care. The sensor is available in the UK, Canada, and Europe. The device allows patients to track their blood glucose levels wirelessly for a continuous period. You can even note down the records using a reading device or a mobile app.
2. INSULIN PUMPS WITH CGM:
Diabetic patients who use insulin regularly can make the best of use of the Insulin Pump that comes with a Continuous Glucose Monitor. The users must wear the Insulin Pump on their waist, and the monitor sticks onto the skin. The device then transmits blood glucose data to the insulin pumps. When glucose level is getting near to normal, you will get an alert about its reading.
3. GLUCO TRACK:
Gluco Track measures blood glucose levels by ultrasonic, electromagnetic, and thermal waves. The Integrity Application from Israel developed the Gluco Track monitor. To track the sugar level, a user should clip the sensor onto their ear. The results in shown the device are for Type-2 diabetic patients.
4. ELECTRONIC PILL BOX:
Many diabetic patients require multiple drugs timely and have to use them for 3-4 times per day. Digital Pill Box is for such patients, where the box alerts to manage medications. Patients can get the notification through email, text messages, and video or audio reminders. The device will also let you know about the name of a tablet that must be consumed.
5. GLUCO WISE:
Gluco Wise is a sensor developed by MediWise that measures blood glucose level by placing it on either the earlobe or on the skin between the thumb and forefinger. The device gets readings using radio waves. The measurements of the data are receivable on your Smartphone app.
6. INSIGHT FOOTCARE SCALE:
Diabetic patients have more risk of having foot problems such as cracked skin, foot ulcers, and nerve damage. If left untreated, such ailments may increase infections or even lead to amputation. For early detection, use the Insight Foot Care Scale. It comes with an illuminated mirror to see the bottom of the foot and to take any preventive measures regarding the present health condition.
7. NOVIO SENSE:
Novio Sense is a sensor to detect blood glucose levels by placing it under the eyelid. Nano Sense has a 2-cm length flexible metal coil with nanosensors inside and a protective layer of soft hydrogel. The coil measures every minute change of glucose level by a tear fluid using the latest enzyme technology.
Omnipod is the world’s first waterproof tube-free insulin pump that acts as a personal glucose level manager. The wireless pod has a patient’s insulin that sticks on the skin and will stay for three days. As the pod is waterproof, the user can wear even while bathing or swimming. The Omnipod delivers the perfect level of insulin appropriate to the patient.
9. GLUCO SENSE:
Gluco Sense is the invention of the University of Leeds, UK. Using laser technology, Gluco Sense monitors the blood glucose levels quite accurate. The device is from nano-engineered glass that fluorescents during low power laser stimulations. While placing it on a patient’s finger, the fluorescent signal changes according to the blood glucose level. You can get results within 30 seconds.
10. SMART CONTACT LENS:
Smart Contact Lens is the invention by Google in combination with the Novartis in 2014. The lens has a thin microchip to measure blood glucose levels and an antenna for sending the data to your Smartphone.